Marikina residents call for rescue

Published November 12, 2020, 1:56 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Marikina City residents called for rescue as flood water continues to rise after heavy rainfall from typhoon “Ulysses” submerged most parts of the city Thursday.

(Photo from Ryan Rene Alvarez/ MANILA BULLETIN)

In a Facebook post, Red Naval sought help for his friend’s family who was stranded on the roof of their house on Amsterdam St., Provident Village, Barangay Tañong.

Naval said that his friend’s family has been stuck on the roof for about five hours.

Netizen Jhomz Flores posted that his mother is also in need of rescue from her house  on Libis St. in Barangay Concepcion.

Ryan Rene Alvarez said the senior citizen who needed rescue in Provident Village has been rescued.

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said that about 6,000 families in the city have been evacuated as of Thursday morning.

In an interview over ANC, Teodoro  called on the national government and the private sector for assistance in the rescue operations in the city.

“Our focus right now really is rescue operation. We would like to rescue as many residents who are stranded as early as last night,” he said.

Marikina River water level peaked at 22 meters at 10:33 a.m. Thursday, according to the Marikina Public Information Office, almost reaching the 23-meters during tropical storm “Ondoy” in 2009.

As of 12 noon, water level of the river went down to 21.8 meters as weather condition over Metro Manila started to improve.